Sector : Meat

Destination Market: Japan

Information : Japan

COUNTRY NAME: Japan

 


TRADE:

In 2018 Ireland exported approximately 14,805 tonnes of Pigmeat valued at €41.364 m

In 2017 Ireland exported approximately 8,789 tonnes of Pigmeat valued at €26.201 m

In 2016 Ireland exported approximately 4,750 tonnes of Pigmeat valued at €14.162 m

PRODUCTS EXPORTED: Mainly fresh or chilled Pigmeat and frozen Pigmeat

CERTIFICATION ARRANGEMENTS: The certificate is for Pigmeat and Pigmeat products

EXPORTER T&C’S:

 

  • Irish systems have been granted equivalence to Japanese systems.
  • Exports can only take place from establishments approved by DAFM & recommended to MAFF in Japan as meeting the Japanese requirements for export of Pigmeat to Japan. 
  • Specific rules on origin of pigs and Pigmeat– pigs must have been born, reared and slaughtered in Ireland or in an approved third country/zone and directly imported into Ireland – specific rules on transit and veterinary certification apply. 
  • Pigmeat for export to Japan must only have been handled (slaughtered, cut, processed stored) in plants/coldstores approved to export Pigmeat to Japan.  There is provision for the use of Pigmeat directly imported from approved third free countries if originating from a Japanese approved plant in the approved third free country– specific rules on plant origin, transit and veterinary certification apply. 
  • The latest trader notice with the currently approved health certificate is Trader Notice no: MH 23/2016.

 

 

INFORMATION: Contact meatmarketaccess@agriculture.gov.ie

TRADE:

In 2018 Ireland exported approximately 842 tonnes of beef valued at €3.626 m

In 2017 Ireland exported approximately 1,260 tonnes of beef valued at €6.892 m

In 2016 Ireland exported approximately 1,322 tonnes of beef valued at €7.530 m

PRODUCTS EXPORTED: Mainly frozen bovine offal

CERTIFICATION ARRANGEMENTS: The certificate is for beef and beef offal

EXPORTER T&C’S:

  • The meat (beef and beef offal) can be sourced from cattle of all ages, however, all carcases from cattle over 30 months must be labelled with a visible red strip

INFORMATION: Contact meatmarketaccess@agriculture.gov.ie

Trade:

In 2018 Ireland had nil exports

In 2017 Ireland exported nil exports

In 2016 Ireland had nil exports

Products  Exported: N/A

Certification Arrangements: The certificate is for sheepmeat and sheep offal

Exporter T&C’S:

  • Irish systems have been granted equivalence to Japanese systems.
  • Exports can only take place from establishments approved by DAFM & recommended to MAFF in Japan as meeting the Japanese requirements for export of sheepmeat to Japan. A list of Irish sheepmeat plants approved for Japan list is available on the DAFM website: https://www.agriculture.gov.ie/agri-foodindustry/tradeimportsexports/meatmilkpolicy/meatpolicy/thirdcountrymarkets/japan/
  • Sheepmeat and sheep offal, meaning all parts of sheep derived therefrom, are eligible for export to Japan except the following tissues which are Specified Risk Material (SRM) defined by the enforced Japanese regulation;
    • Head (including tonsils but excluding tongue, cheek and skin) and spinal cord from sheep over 12 months of age or which have a permanent incisor erupted through the gum.
    • Spleen and ileum of all ages of sheep.
  • Sheepmeat and sheep offal must be derived from flocks that are not under restriction due to Scrapie.
  • Sheepmeat and sheep offal for export to Japan, and the carcasses and sheep from which they are derived should be traceable to production records
  • Trader notice number 17/2019 refers. 

INFORMATION: Contact meatmarketaccess@agriculture.gov.ie